To “e” or not to “e”….. that is the question? By Fiona Horne

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In these days of amazing new technologies, it is not surprising that us traditional old face to face kind of  trainers are feeling kind of uneasy and a little bit redundant. I am not too worried as I am hoping that I will reach retirement long before my cyber counterpart replaces me completely and I am doing my best to keep up until then!

One of my clients is at the cutting edge of learning technology and supplies many schools and colleges with everything from crayons to the latest in learning software. Every now and again, I get to go and “play” in their showroom, which is open to schools all year round to visit. It’s like being in a trainer’s toy shop and every time I go in, I imagine lots of lovely ways that I could be using the gadgets and gizmos to make my training more engaging. This wouldn’t come cheap of course, and transporting around an interactive whiteboard in my Vauxhall Corsa may be a little tricky.

I have to admit that I have reluctantly embraced online learning. I can see all the benefits of providing a form of learning that is more flexible and cost efficient than face to face training. But I am often asked by employers (and am still a little unsure as to) where it sits in terms of compliance and how effectively it meets the needs of the requirements of out legislation. I would imagine that this is like asking how long a piece of string is, but I would really welcome your views on this.

In the meantime, I am off to pack the flipchart, rubber chicken and cuddly rat!